“Sensorized” skin helps soft robots find their bearings

Flexible sensors and an artificial intelligence model tell deformable robots how their bodies are positioned in a 3D environment.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Feb. 12, 2020 | mit
~7 mins   

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Predicting people's driving personalities

System from MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless. Could this help self-driving cars navigate in traffic?

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL | Nov. 18, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Flexible yet sturdy robot is designed to “grow” like a plant

Its extendable appendage can meander through tight spaces and then lift heavy loads.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Nov. 7, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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Technique helps robots find the front door

Navigation method may speed up autonomous last-mile delivery.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Nov. 4, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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Two-legged robot mimics human balance while running and jumping

New control system may enable humanoid robots to do heavy lifting and other physically demanding tasks.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 30, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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Self-transforming robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other

Developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, robots can self-assemble to form various structures with applications including disaster relief.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL | Oct. 30, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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